I work with science communication, film, web and grant proposals at the Institute. I am the main communications person in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, and the EU project Lifebrain.
I write news articles and produce information materials about the institute's research topics, making it accessible to relevant audiences (primarily health professionals and members of the publics).
I have an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London. March 2013 I completed a PhD from the University of Oslo - Framing the Gene: A science communication study of how newspapers frame different meanings of the gene concept, with applications for science education.
My interests and competencies lie within the areas: Science Communication, Health Communication, Science education, Scientific literacy, Genetics , Media studies and Public understanding of science.
During 2014-2015 I spent a year at the University of Bahia, Brazil, to conduct research in the public understanding and attitudes towards modern genetics and genomics. I also publish scientific articles based on my research. I am currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Science Communication: http://jcom.sissa.it/